Hunk of Meat Monday: French Onion Soup Burgers

I love French onion soup. Robyn over at Ranch Wife Chronicles makes a yummy french onion soup. However, in the summer, I am just not in the mood for soup. So, I created my burger alternative to my favorite soup.

French Onion Soup BurgerThis is also easy to make, but you got to get your onions caramelizing. So start by melting a stick of butter in a large skillet and then put 2 onions, sliced over the butter and cook over a medium low heat for 20-30 minutes.

Caramelizing Onions
Once the onions have browned up you want to pour about a third of cup of water over the onions to get all the caramelized goodies off the bottom of the pan. Cook on low till water evaporates out and then shut off the heat.

Now onto the burgers…

Start with two pounds of hamburger and a packet of onion soup mix.

onion soup mix

Pour the onion soup mix over the hamburger along with a tablespoon of Worcestershire sauce.

onion soup burger ingredientsI mixed this all together and decided I needed an egg to help keep the burgers together.

adding an egg to hamburgers for binding
I made eight patties out of the two pounds of hamburger. Make your patties as big or small as you like, and then put on the grill over a medium heat.

raw hamburger patties

hamburger patties on the grill
I cook them for about 8 minutes before flipping them to help ensure they stay together. You don’t want to flip your burgers a bunch of times. While the burgers are cooking slice up a loaf of Italian bread to use as the buns. I used the Italian bread that has the everything seasoning. Don’t have bread, just grab buns.

Sliced Italian breadBecause I am butter obsessed, I dipped one side of the bread in the caramelized onions to soak up some of the butter and then put the bread on the grill to toast up.

bread dipped into onion butter
A minute before the burgers are ready to come off the grill put a piece of provolone cheese on each burger to melt a bit.

Provolone cheese slices
Then pull the burgers off the grill and place onto your buttered, toasted bread.

Making the French onion burger
Top with your caramelized onions and another piece of bread.

French onion soup beef burger
It was mouthwatering…

bite of burger

Hunk of Meat Monday: French Onion Soup Burgers

  • 2 onions (sliced)
  • 1 stick butter
  • 2lb hamburger
  • 1 packet onion Soup Mix (1 ounce)
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 egg
  • 1 loaf of Italian bread (sliced)
  • 8 slices of Provolone cheese
Caramelized Onions
  1. Melt butter in a sauce pan over medium low heat.
  2. Put sliced onions in the pan and cook on low for 20-30 minutes. Stir occasionally. Onions will begin to turn brown.
  3. Pour ⅓ cup water over onions and stir. Simmer on low till water cooks off entirely. Turn off heat and let sit till ready to put on burgers.
  1. Mix together hamburger, onion soup mix, Worcestershire sauce and egg with hands.
  2. Form hamburger combination into eight patties and place on grill over medium heat. Flip burgers only once to keep them from falling apart. You will want to cook for about 8 minutes before flipping.
  3. While the burgers cook slice Italian bread, spread one side with butter from onion pan, and toast on grill or in oven.
  4. Top burgers with cheese for the last minute before removing from grill.
  5. Place burgers on toasted bread, top with caramelized onions and another piece of bread.

What do you have cooking this week? It is going to be a hot week, stay cool!

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  1. says

    Leah, Your onion soup burgers sound great! I have shared pork tenderloin and sausage stuffed jalapeños. Thank you for hosting!

  2. says

    Does anyone actually make french onion soup with the mix? There are so many cool things to make with it. YOur burgers look delicious. Thank you for sharing on Foodie Friday.

  3. The Sisters says

    Really….these ARE mouth watering! Can’t wait to try them! Thanks for linking up to “Strut Your Stuff Saturday!” We hope to see you again! -The Sisters

  4. Laura says

    This may seem random, but I want to thank you so much for the Rural King connection for boxes of El Milagro chips!! I was checking out your salsa recipe and saw the mention of the chips. I grew up in Austin, Tx with a local El Milagro, Their chips are the best for sure. I’m going to head over for some tomorrow. Thanks again, you made my day!


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